Argentina turns down German request to send weapons to Ukraine
Argentina President Alberto Fernandez rules out the possibility of sending weapons to Ukraine.
During a joint press conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Argentina President Alberto Fernandez tersely stated that Latin American countries “are not thinking of sending weapons to Ukraine or anywhere else.”
“It is an issue that we have to work on together. In the northern hemisphere, missiles fly and people die, but in the southern hemisphere this has an impact with higher costs and hunger,” he added.
Elsewhere in his remarks, he confirmed that he wants peace to be restored as soon as possible.
On his part, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz stated Saturday that he would do everything possible to avoid a war between Russia and NATO member nations.
His remarks came in stark opposition to Germany's decision to deliver 4 Leopard 2 tanks alongside a new supplies package.
“We have done everything to prevent an escalation of this war that leads to a conflict between Russia and the NATO states. We are going to do everything so that this does not happen,” Scholz said.
Scholz claimed that even while the crisis was "between Russia and Ukraine," Germany and other countries could still help Kiev with "humanitarian and financial aid," as well as armaments.
The two leaders also tackled the war in Ukraine and the economic crisis, among other issues.
Argentina emphasized its potential for agricultural and energy resources, while Germany expressed interest in investing in projects.
It is worth noting that the German Chancellor started his official visit to Argentina on Saturday, the first since he assumed office in December 2021.